Nixon’s Court

The Supreme Court Historical Society recently presented Kevin J. McMahon with its Erwin N. Griswold Prize for his book, Nixon’s Court.
Justice Antonin Scalia hosted the winner’s lecture in the Courtroom and opened the evening by sharing one of his memories of “Dean Griswold, as I always called him.” Scalia recounted how he’d gone to Cleveland to interview at Jones Day, and was seated next to none other than Dean Griswold on his return flight to Harvard. The Justice credited Griswold with helping him decide to take the job in Cleveland, Griswold’s hometown, and both men would later work for the Nixon administration.
McMahon’s discussion focused on Nixon’s approach to the Supreme Court and the president’s challenge to judicial liberalism. Rejecting the view that Nixon’s Court was “an anti-revolution that wasn’t, ” McMahon suggested that Nixon’s intentions towards the

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